Dr. Roper’s clinical and research interests include health care systems, rural health, clinical decision-making, Native American health, and homeless health. He has participated in start-up projects including a model and pilot HRSA 330h grant homeless health project in Juneau, Alaska. He has developed several programs with Native American tribal organizations involving integrative health care and improvement of patient health outcomes. His current research includes study of the use of Evidence Based Practice and clinical decision-making among Nurse Practitioners. He has a special interest in complex disease management.